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Elf Assassin by sakimichan Elf Assassin by sakimichan
full body design of my elf assassin without her cape. There's been some variation from her outfit in the portrait, it was really fun to do, I enjoy experimenting with the textures : ) I'm also working on her back view.

used: photoshop CS 4
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Awesome design!
Kaemona Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
She has one of the most beautiful faces ever!
Tatmione Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student General Artist
her face reminds me Megan Fox.
trini-raven Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good thing I read through. I was about to say the same :D
Tatmione Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student General Artist
oh, good to know I'm not the only one who thought that, haha XD
well, she does look like her. U_U
solilly Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
I love her plaited hair
XOrdinary1998 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I wonder how many people looked at this and said, "...Worth it."
Nawjjang Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
This is really good!
ches666 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Wow just WOW!
amimizuno1994 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
she me remembers me in this pic a little bit in Lara Croft C:
RaNoOl Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
maurodesanraf Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
you are more than an artist men !!
NeoSerenity Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student General Artist
I really like this one!!
myoume Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
so perfect!
Trueform Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a lovely assassin!
mrmikenificent Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
i wonder why she's so sad?
SkyTouch Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
that's a really nice drawing, love the details on it, everything looks awesome. Just one thing bugs me, the big boobs, why is everyone depicting women characters as having humongous boobs?
CMWVisualArts Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, just realized how old your comment was :XD: August 4th.
CMWVisualArts Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
While I do agree that it gets annoying, *sakimichan actually barely ever does that. Her characters vary on anatomy, so that's good thing. This is actually the first drawing I've seen her do that is like this. But realistically, there are women in the world that do have large breasts, so it's fair for her to draw one or two. Should she start spamming her own page with women with large breasts, I'd be annoyed too.
TheRevengist Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At least it's not "THAT" large.
CMWVisualArts Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ReneCampbellArt Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student General Artist
The best bit about this piece are the colours; the subtle bronzes and golds compliment each other so well. I love the use of texture here, and the reflections coming off of the armour. While most of your work looks rough, you do take the time to render skin and faces, which adds in a nice focal point.

That said, let's get onto the nitty-gritty.

In terms of anatomy, the arms appear too short. Ever her right arm, which is nearly fully extended downwards, does not meet the middle of her thigh. I also find that her hip placement is too wide. I can only imagine her gait would probably be rather awkward, along with her pose here.

Now to the design. It's a cool concept, but it's not very practical. Sure, this is fantasy right? Well usually we like to base fantasy off of realistic factors. We think, "okay, she isn't real, but what if she was?" As mentioned before, as an assassin her armour is highly impractical. In fact I don't regard it as armour at all, just mere decorative fashion used to appeal to a mass audience. What assassin, or warrior even, has their chest and stomach exposed? Most of the vital organs are within that area, making her attire useless for the task you've assigned her. That just doesn't make the concept and design seem realistic, or even convincing, to me, and thus I find it somewhat juvenile in that aspect. A good character is someone that is believable, and I just don't see it here.

Not to mention how sexualised this piece is. Even some of the comments on this piece are sexual. Are you trying to portray your character as an assassin, or something else? It's almost misleading. I understand in a society that we are in, sex sells. However, the concept just doesn't fit. It's a rather stereotypical portrait of a woman and once again steers away from the initial concept. But that is just my opinion! In terms of technical skill, it's still very impressive!
Morris1000 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great art!
ramzakirk Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
excelente su armadura ligera es sensacional me encanto.
Vominal Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
This should be a Magic The Gathering Card :D nice work.
mukatmanako Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
claymore3660 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
An assassin that can move silently in metal boots. Like anybody else stands a chance.
La-fy Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Oooh goood!
She's perfect! *___*
ARNOLDXYZ Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist
beautiful art
benitaisok Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
nice rack.
niceroundbrown Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Artist
love ur art work when are yo going to do there
ethnic colors like indian or african american skin stones
LXu777 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the details of her! The other version is cool too!
Storytellertobe Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Seriously cool picture! Very well done!
Chou-tan Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist
great work, i love the skin and the "armament" :3
REcon36 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
cool !
heronwolf Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love the hair and eyes! Good work.
tommytw Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Simply perfect. Love your work.
chaoticmind Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
awesome work
AlecVerzee Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
I'm really starting to dislike're so friggin good, you make us all look like amateurs XD Keep up the good work !D
PandaxKaren Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Wow....this is just amazing.
Allanon13 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
I like elves in general, but this one is really amazing. Face, eyes and dress are really fantastic! very good pice of art
afullonetouch Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love the palette!
Looks like scatter in some areas! :D
Ai-to-maho Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
DESP Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love her shoes :D hehe I think she looks awesome.
Neranella Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Absolument magnifique. :D
Ew-boi Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
looks like katniss
naruto101427 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Artist
really nice ,good work !
Elinewton Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Thats a really beautiful Elf girl!!
I love the shinning effects and costume design!!
animevioletgirl Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
sooooooo beautiful
JarrettOnions Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
really cool, but why is her arm like that? (also i think her forearm might be too long) which is why it looks weird
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